Family Biking, 2017

With a spacious garage and driveway, and ground-level entry, our new house was obviously going to change our lives in some ways. Yes, we realized that it was time--we needed to buy a bike! Or, rather, two, one for Mom and one for Dad, to carry about kids and lots of stuff.

Once the fun of the giant boxes was out of the way, we could enjoy the bikes themselves. Robert will mostly carry Samantha as a passenger, but he can bring Marcus too, in a pinch.

I can carry one or both girls, as the three-point seatbelts adjust, and when, on a family bike ride, Samantha decides she's done riding, she needs to eat her popsicle, no problem--pop her bike in my cargo bucket, and we're still good to go.

I've ridden on the bike path in the Southwest Corridor almost daily last week, but only on the street once. I'm still getting a feel for the bike, but I'm excited for a long summer of riding.

July 8 update: I've been riding on local streets and the bike paths, both alone and with Robert leading, about three times a week on average. What fun!

Parking is challenging but doable.

I got reflective stickers for evening riding.

We practiced with a friend.

Robert practiced towing Marcus's bike, just in case he ever needs to.

I got an entire cartload of H-Mart groceries, including a case of mangoes, in my bike, along with Helen (Samantha was on Robert's going home).

Robert took Samantha out to see fireworks on the Fourth, and then he rode Cori down the street to an evening festival a couple days later.

 

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Created: 6/18/17. Last Modified: 7/8/17.